How to prepare for JAM 2019 in one month
Sherin Tressa, 07 Jan 2019, #JAM

How to prepare for JAM 2019 in one month - IIT Kharagpur is set to conduct the Joint Admission Test for the M.Sc programmes on February 10, 2019. JAM 2019 will be conducted in the online mode for a duration of three hours. With only one month remaining for the commencement of the examination aspirants must be at the final leg of their preparation for the admission test. Having said that those candidates who have not yet started preparing for the examination or have started their preparation really late can prepare for JAM 2019 in one month by following the points given here. How to prepare for JAM 2019 in one month will give candidates steps to prepare themselves for the admission test. Candidates can also practice through the mock tests which will be available to candidates on the website from January 10, 2019. Solving previous year question papers and attempting mock tests online will give candidates an upper hand in their preparation. Read more to check the different preparation tips for JAM 2019. 

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How to prepare for JAM 2019 in one month - General Preparation Tips

  • To begin with, candidates appearing for JAM 2019 must know the IIT JAM syllabus and Exam pattern of JAM 2019 inside out. Although it is not important to cover each and every topic mentioned in the syllabus for the different programmes, it is a must that you cover the important and easy topics thoroughly without fail. Make sure to clear all the concepts and doubts from each topic. 

  • Solving question papers from the previous years is also another aspect of preparation for JAM 2019. It is a must that atleast 2 to 3 question papers from the previous years must be solved each day. 

  • Apart from this, provision to solve questions topic wise is also available through some JAM 2019 preparation materials. After completing each topics candidates can answer the questions pertaining to that topic given in the booklet. This will narrow down the preparation to each definite topic making the coverage of the prescribed IIT JAM 2019 syllabus more effective. 

  • Online Mock Tests for JAM 2019 will be available from January 10, 2019. Candidates appearing for the admission test must solve atleast 2 to 3 Mock tests per day. Online mock tests will give candidates a look into the way in which the examination will be conducted. Since the Mock Tests will be timed, it will give candidates a chance to time each question based on marks and priority. 

  • Although it is advised that candidates must not waste more time on a single questions it must be noted that each question is important. It is important to time each question appropriately. 

How to prepare for JAM 2019 in one month - Syllabus and Exam Pattern

The syllabus for IIT JAM 2019 contains all the topics and sub-topics for the different programmes offered by the different IIT JAM participating institutes. The detailed syllabus for JAM 2019 is given in the window below.

IIT JAM 2019 - Exam Pattern

JAM 2019 will be conducted in the online mode on February 10, 2019. The question paper will be divided into three sections in which section A and B will contain Multiple choice questions while there will be no options displayed for questions from Section C. Candidates can check the detailed exam pattern of JAM 2019 below. 


Section A

Section B

Section C

Number of Questions





Three hours


10 questions 1 mark

20 questions 2 marks

2 marks for each question

10 questions 1 marks

10 questions 2 marks

Negative Marking

1/3 of marks will be deducted and for 2 marks questions, 2/3 marks will be deducted

No negative marking

No negative marking

Types of Question

Multiple Choice

Multiple Choice

No options will be displayed

Mode of Exam




Total number of Question


Total Marks


How to prepare for JAM 2019 in one month - Make a time-table

After having a thorough knowledge about it is important to prepare a time table keeping in mind all the important topics and concepts mentioned in the syllabus for each of the subjects. Since it is the last one month left before the examination, divide the time as per the important topics which will give an upper hand for the preparation. Also, it will be helpful to refer the previous years question papers to get an idea about important and frequently asked questions. With the help of this it will be easy to prepare the time-table. Make sure not to overload yourself with information as it will not be helpful for the preparations. 

How to prepare for JAM 2019 in one month - Solve Previous Year Question Papers

The question papers from the previous years will help in understanding the exam pattern along with the most commonly asked questions and topics. Solving question papers from the previous years will also help in maintaining the time and solving questions in the given time period. 

How to prepare for JAM 2019 in one month - Mock Tests

Mock Tests for JAM 2019 have been released online from January 9, 2019. The mock tests will help in maintaining the time provided for the examination. Mock tests of JAM 2019 will be held online which will give candidates an estimate about the process is which the examination will be conducted. 

How to prepare for JAM 2019 in one month - Key Tips

  • While preparing for JAM 2019 in the last month before the examination, candidates must make sure not to study all the topics under the syllabus. 

  • Since just one month is left for the examination it is important that candidates rather concentrate on the important and frequently asked questions rather than starting something new. 

  • Candidates must also make sure to clear all new concepts studied to avoid further confusion. 

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